• Welcome to the North Penn Planetarium

    ***IMPORTANT***  I apologize to everyone who attempted to come to the Deep Sky Wonders Program in the planetarium last night.  I was unfortunately not feeling well and had to cacnel the program at the last minute.  The program will be reschedule for Monday, 1/8 at 7:30 pm.  Please contact the North Penn Community Ed office at 215-853-1028 with any questions and to reregister.  
    If you are interested in public star parties, there are many organizations in the area that hold them during the year.  Here are links to the Deleware Valley Amateur Astronomers and the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association.
    Clear Skies!!!
    SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017!!! 
    I hope you had a chance to see the Solar Eclipse that occurred last week!  If not, no worries, the next one that we will be able to see here in Pennsylvania will occur on April 8, 2024, so mark your calendars!
    Here are some pictures that I took with my personal telescope.  I apologize that they are not super clear, but this was my first time using this setup.  Enjoy!
    Full Sun  
     Maximum Elcipse
    Eclipse just beginning  
    The North Penn School District would like to welcome you to the North Penn Planetarium. Our planetarium features a state of the art 30 foot dome and can seat up to 57 people. We offer programming that caters to all ages featuring presentations that focus on such things as our changing night sky, the seasonal sun and the moon, as well as many other aspects of our sky.

    If you have some questions for Mr. Bauman, the Planetarium Director, check out the Ask Mr. B! link on the left. You can also check out the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day by clicking on the NASA link on the left.   You will also find a link for a feedback form.  If you have attended a program at the planetarium, please take a few minutes to fill out the form so that we can hear about your experience and work to make our programs the most enjoyable and educational that we can.  Please check out the link to request use of the planetarium for a private function/group.  You will find information about our fee structure and the programs that we offer, as well as a form to submit for reserving the planetarium.  After you submit your form, I will be in touch as soon as I am able to confirm dates, times and the programming.

    Keep checking back frequently as we continue to update our website!

    See you in the stars!

    James Bauman
    Planetarium Director
    Astronomy Teacher
    North Penn Planetarium
Last Modified on December 19, 2017